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The Daily Prep List: 07.22.21


Shake Shack to Invest More than $10 Million in Restaurant Workers

QSR Magazine 7/21

Shake Shack announced Wednesday that it’s investing more than $10 million in restaurant-level employees in the next year as the industry continues to battle labor shortages nationwide.

After Layoffs and Months of COVID Setbacks, Will Workers Return to Restaurants?

FSR Magazine 7/21

With workforce instability, hospitality was the tip of the spear for COVID-19. According to a report from shift work management software company Deputy, millennials and Gen Z employees saw a 43 percent reduction in shifts and hours from pre-pandemic marks. And to note, 75 percent of the restaurant workforce in 2020 was Gen Z or millennials. So essentially, the entire field faced erratic conditions.

Food Industry Policy

‘You can see the storm coming:’ Here are the Bay Area restaurants and bars requiring proof of vaccination

San Francisco Chronicle 7/21

With coronavirus cases sharply rising in the Bay Area, more restaurants and bars are planning to require proof of vaccination to enter.

ENTRÉE Act Would Provide $60 Billion in Relief to Restaurants

FSR Magazine 7/21

On Tuesday night, Blaine Luetkemeyer, a ranking member of the House Committee on Small Business, introduced the ENTRÉE Act in an effort to provide aid to thousands of struggling restaurant owners.

On the Side

Your Restaurant’s Post-Pandemic Playbook

FSR Magazine 7/22

Throughout the pandemic, restaurateurs everywhere dreamed of the day they could reopen at full capacity. As vaccinations increase and COVID-19 cases decline, that dream is finally becoming reality, albeit one that comes with a new set of challenges.

Chipotle CEO: Opportunity Ahead ‘Remains Significant’

QSR Magazine 7/21

Throughout the past 16 months of COVID-19, Chipotle CEO Brian Niccol has been one of the few fast-food executives consistently in the corner of a dining-room resurgence. “And I think if we give them a great experience, they’ll come back disproportionately to Chipotle,” he said Tuesday.

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